this old gun

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by duster066, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. duster066

    duster066 Supporting Member

    My dad is starting to consider what he wants done with his stuff. It's hard to consider but it must be done. I just returned from an emergency road trip that I used to swing by pop's house and day hi. He have me this while I was there.

    You old dudes have heard the story. This is a Unique model Escort E2, E being 22short and 2 being 4" barrel. It's the first gun I ever shot, 3 or 4 years old pops doesn't remember and I sure don't. It's also the only gun I've ever needed for defense. He have it to me as a trail defense gun when I got stationed to Idaho. A real bear killer eh? Lol

    Oh I guess I should have said I got cornered by a rattle snake while deer hunting. He chose not to run and I couldn't. Bad choice for him. This little bugger blew him nearly in half.

    It not worth much except to me. I'll not shoot it again until I have a grandchild to teach firearms safety to. And I'll pass it on when it's my turn.
     
  2. This post deserves 10000 likes.
    Such a cool gun.
    Sorry to hear about pops.
    This is one reason I love guns though. They seem to pass down well
     

  3. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member

    Cool old gun
     
  4. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    It isn't the value of the old gun, it is the memories! Like the single shot JR Stevens 16 gauge I have. Dad gave it to me at 14, it had a cut stock with another piece of stock grafted back on, was worn, was ugly... I hunted with him and used that shotgun until I was in my early 20's. It sat in the corner for awhile until I decided it needed TLC and I had a brand new stock put on and had it totally refinished and gone through.Then I gave it back to him for Christmas and he used it until he died as his main pheasant gun. I have it back and I have all the memories of family hunts...
     
  5. Visper

    Visper AK = Automatic Killer!?! Supporting Member

    Duster, sorry to hear about your Dad. Like everyone has said, it really is about the memories. But it still sucks...

    My dad is getting up there too and I'm sure that time is approaching, but I try not to think about it even though I know eventually we all get there. He still has his 38 special S&W Model 10 pencil barrel from the Philly PD, first gun I shot. They let him purchase it when they flipped over to 9mm. That gun has been through a lot

    We still shoot it every time I make it down to Florida to visit. Brings back a lot of memories.

    P.S.

    Forgot to add, your Dad seems like he really kept that in beautiful shape, its priceless IMO.
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2015
  6. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Its all about the memories that count.
     
  7. Dagwood

    Dagwood Supporting Member

    That is a really cool old gun, and a really cool story. Memories....
     
  8. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Hope your dad takes more time than he thinks to shuffle off this mortal coil.

    Very neat gun!
     
  9. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

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    It's good that you are having some time to sit around and visit with your dad to talk about the good things like that pistol. I hope that you and he can have as much time as possible to relive the good times, together, and have some laughs in the process.

    Certain special items, like that pistol, always add something more tangible to the memories for later down the road, too. It's a beautiful piece and well cared for. May it be a source of happier contexts for your memories when you see it in the future.
     
  10. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member

    Enjoy the moments while you can... You can't get more when they're gone.
     
  11. duster066

    duster066 Supporting Member

    Damn dudes you all trying to make me choke up. Thanks for the thoughts.

    Hey Visper, My pops was a cop to, and he has one of those model 10s. He's keeping it and his mod 28 for now cause he still uses those to teach the kids at his cowboy church. And yes I hope it stays that way for a long time to come.

    Made this for it today. It deserved it.
     
  12. Visper

    Visper AK = Automatic Killer!?! Supporting Member

    My Dad wanted me to be a cop too, his grandfather and father were... I broke the chain.

    Great your Dad is still teaching, those old revolvers weren't bad to shoot as a kid. I remember I was 10 the first time I shot my Dad's. I remember being scared but after that first shot went off I was hooked.

    I bet with him still teaching, it may keep him around much longer than he thinks!
     
  13. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member

    Yeah.... I'm trying to break the mold.... Grandpa, lineman, dropped dead heart attack.... Dad, lineman, dropped dead heart attack.... Me, lineman, got lucky, skipped the heart disease/high cholesterol bad gene....
     
  14. duster066

    duster066 Supporting Member

    Cool Bull, my dad was a lineman for Western Union as well. I guess I kind of was, I did cable for almost 4 years. Lol
     
  15. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member


    You fall into category three!..... Big wire pukes like me are stump jumpers, inside guys like UndeRGRound are narrowbacks, and the cable and phone guys always got called ladder lineman... Although now, as I'm older, and work by myself almost exclusively, I use a ladder more now, than I ever did in the 20 years prior!....... I'm sure you've heard some of the really old school lingo then, as he was doing a hard job in the rough days of the trade.
     
  16. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    My dad was a telephone lineman then moved into working for a local electric co-op on the high voltage stuff. Climbed poles the old fashioned way, belt and spike boots! 4 years of that plus night school and he moved into being an electrician when I was 5 or 6
     
  17. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member

    Cool Mary!.... I'm a 3rd generation Lineman, still use hooks to climb more poles than I want to, but not as many as I used to.